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Mar 16, 2013 6:30am PDT
. >> the bloomberg restriction or sugar tax, what is the solution? >> you would think as a health advocate i'd support the bloomberg proposition but i think whenever you ban something like that, in a free market, there's always a workaround if you're a vendor or store owner you'll sell those sugary drinks two for the price of one or free refills, whatever. i don't think that works. things that encourage people to make better choices by making fruit and vegetables less expensive. the cost of fresh fruit and vegetables has gone up 40% in the past 20 years while the cost of the fatty and sugary foods has gone down 20%. >> by 2030 the robert wood johnson foundation estimates medical costs of obesity related diseases will increase by $66 billion. the loss in economic productivity $390 billion to $580 billion. i'm all for the free market but as a restaurant owner when people have high calorie choices don't you end up paying in higher health care costs down the line? >> i'm not sure. i think we got to go back we have got to educate people. we have basically taken physical education out of our schoo
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